The Audits Branch staff audits and investigates possible fraud, waste or abuse in programs administered by the Cabinet to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations in all areas of performance, including procedural and financial activities.
Upon request by the Department for Medicaid Services, branch staff conducts financial desk reviews/audits of Medicaid providers, which includes primary care centers, rural health clinics, managed care organizations, home health and government providers who are reimbursed based upon costs.
Branch staff also performs initial desk reviews and quality control reviews of audits of health departments, area development districts, and regional community mental health and mental retardation centers.
As necessary, staff provides assistance to the Kentucky Office of Attorney General, U.S. Attorney's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Steve Vaught, Branch Manager